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    Default Buying "fungus-cleaned" lens

    Is it adviseable to buy fungus-cleaned len? Small pecks of fungus only.

    If not, is there a way to find out if that lens had been infested or not?

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    Originally posted by binbeto
    Is it adviseable to buy fungus-cleaned len? Small pecks of fungus only.

    If not, is there a way to find out if that lens had been infested or not?
    i won't advice to buy. simply because by cleaning it, it looks new, but there is a tendency to get infected again.

    fungus are micro-scopic organisms, can hide in small places. hence cleaning is no 100% sure against reinfection.


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    Default Re: Re: Buying "fungus-cleaned" lens

    Originally posted by mervin420


    i won't advice to buy. simply because by cleaning it, it looks new, but there is a tendency to get infected again.

    fungus are micro-scopic organisms, can hide in small places. hence cleaning is no 100% sure against reinfection.

    Even if u keep it in a dry cabinet after cleaning?

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Buying "fungus-cleaned" lens

    Originally posted by binbeto


    Even if u keep it in a dry cabinet after cleaning?
    wellz. u can take the chance that the fungus will not reappear.
    but there is a high possibility that it would. then will be liao.

    if the lens never kerna fungus before, it would not kerna if kept properly in dry box. take the chance if the price offered is good.

    IMHO

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Buying "fungus-cleaned" lens

    Originally posted by mervin420


    wellz. u can take the chance that the fungus will not reappear.
    but there is a high possibility that it would. then will be liao.

    if the lens never kerna fungus before, it would not kerna if kept properly in dry box. take the chance if the price offered is good.

    IMHO
    Thanks...
    It just that i will be buying 2nd hand most of the time.. and some fungus was cleaned w/o me knowing..

    Just wanted to know more..

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Buying "fungus-cleaned" lens

    Originally posted by binbeto


    Thanks...
    It just that i will be buying 2nd hand most of the time.. and some fungus was cleaned w/o me knowing..

    Just wanted to know more..
    Just ask anyone who has ever gotten a fungal infection. It seems to be cured but then it can come back again and again...

    Maybe you should isolate it first... just so you won't 'infect' the other lenses?

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